Traditional Sanskrit Mantra with Sonia
Mantras are Vedic in origin and the teachings of the Vedas consist of various Mantric chants or hymns cognized by different seers or Rishis from the Cosmic Mind. The sound of Mantra can lift the believer towards the higher self as these sound elements of Sanskrit language are permanent entities and are of everlasting significance. In the recitation of Sanskrit Mantras the sound is very important, for it can bring transformation in you while leading you to power and strength. The specific pitches and strict rules of intonation and syllabic length should be learned according with the tradition of the great masters of the past, who figured out how to use the voice to calm the mind and attune the practitioner to the more subtle levels of the “sadhana” or spiritual path. Through the harmonic rhythm, repetition and participation in the singing, the mind reaches more clarity, concentration and tranquillity. A crystal and elevate mind, which is essential for the Yoga & Vedanta students, is reached through the daily chant.
These classes do not require advance registration (drop-in) and they are suitable for beginner to intermediate level students. The cost is Rs. 300 for guests, Rs. 225 for guests under 30 years old, Rs. 150 for Auroville volounteers, and on donation for Aurovilians & Auroville New Comers. If you need more information, you can contact directly Sonia by phone or Whatsapp (+91 8940288090) or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Thursday 6:00 to 7:00 pm (beginners)
Every Friday 6:30 to 7:30 pm (advanced)
About the Teacher
Sonia Novaes has Brazilian origins, buy she has been living in India for the past 15 years. She completed her degree in Philosophy in the Pontifical Catholic University and started her studies in Oriental Philosophy and Yoga when she was 18 years with Swami Vagishananda and Andres De Nuccio. In 2003, she went to India for the first time to study with her teacher Swami Dayananda Saraswati, where she remained to deepen her studies of Vedanta, Sanskrit and Mantras. She attended a three-year residential course in Rishikesh at Swami Dayananda Ashram with Swami Brahmavidyananda. She has been teaching for many years and in various countries traditional mantras and sanskrit language. She just came back to Auroville and she is enthusiast to start again her classes.